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Findings and Significance: During breast-tissue development, a transcription factor called SLUG plays a role in regulating stem cell function and determines whether breast cells will mature into luminal or basal cells.
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The hormone prolactin is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain and then travels via the bloodstream to cells throughout the body, where it exerts multiple reproductive and metabolic effects, most notably on the breast where it is the master regulator of lactation.
A new study finds that fetal exposure to the plastic additive bisphenol A, or BPA, alters mammary gland development in primates.
Researchers have uncovered a protein that helps some breast cancer tumors to break through their surrounding cell matrix and spread to other tissues.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded studies of mammary gland development in laboratory rats fed blueberries or other foods of interest may aid breast cancer research.
Purdue University researchers have reproduced portions of the female breast in a tiny slide-sized model dubbed "breast on-a-chip" that will be used to test nanomedical approaches for the detection and treatment of breast cancer.
Hormones, growth factors and several proteins ensure that development occurs in the right way, at the right time.
Dioxin exposure during pregnancy can harm fast-changing breast tissue cells and that may cause some women to have trouble breast feeding, U.S. researchers said. Corresponding author B.